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1,000 Refugee Entrepreneurs in Rwanda to Receive Economic Grants

In support of World Refugee Day, celebrated globally on 20 June, 2020, Inkomoko Entrepreneur Development will distribute 1,000 grants to businesses in refugee camps and the surrounding host communities in Rwanda. The grants are made possible through a commitment of US$2.3 million from the Mastercard Foundation's COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program to support Rwandan businesses to relaunch or rebuild after being negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. "The Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program is supporting partners like Inkomoko who are working in some of the most vulnerable communities across Africa....," says Rica Rwigamba, Country Head, Rwanda, at the Mastercard Foundation. Read more

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In support of World Refugee Day, Inkomoko Entrepreneur Development will distribute 1,000 grants to businesses in refugee camps and the surrounding host communities in Rwanda. The grants are made possible through a commitment of US$2.3 million from the Mastercard Foundation's COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program to support Rwandan businesses to relaunch or rebuild after being negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Inkomoko Relief Fund, made possible by the Mastercard Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program, will go to 3,500 MSMEs, including 1,000 entrepreneurs today within refugee communities such as the Gihembe Refugee Camp in Byumba, Rwanda.

One of the Inkomoko grants, made possible by the Mastercard Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program, will go to a refugee entrepreneur who works at an outdoor market in the Gihembe Camp in Byumba, Rwanda, where she sells onions, tomatoes, small dried fish and cassava flour to her 12,000 camp neighbors.

In support of World Refugee Day, Inkomoko Entrepreneur Development will distribute 1,000 grants to businesses in refugee camps and the surrounding host communities in Rwanda. The grants are made possible through a commitment of US$2.3 million from the Mastercard Foundation's COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program to support Rwandan businesses to relaunch or rebuild after being negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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